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Is Walking Good For Knee Pain?

Article by Nadine Stewart Is Walking Good For Knee Pain? Is walking good for knee pain? That is an interesting question, and unfortunately, there is no black and white answer as it depends on the type of knee pain and what is causing the knee pain.  Let's break knee pain down into two categories to discuss this in more detail. Knee pain can occur broadly in two categories: Category 1: Structural knee pain is caused by damage to one or more...

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Rest Isn’t Best When It Comes To Tendons!

Article by James Dobrowolski Rest Isn't Best When It Comes To Tendons! (Image courtesy of Running-Physio.com) Why don’t tendons get better by stopping activity? Keeping your tendon healthy relies upon a balance between load vs capacity. You can influence this balance either way. Overloading or a sudden/unaccustomed change in activity may irritate the tendon, whereas a lack of loading will diminish the strength and capacity of the tendon. Tendons are resistant to change. Tendinopathies occur when there is a change in load. For example,...

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Why Does My Knee Hurt On The Inner Side?

Article by Matthew Batch Why Does My Knee Hurt On The Inner Side? There are many possible causes of pain on the inner side of the knee. Whilst these are often associated with structures in and around the knee, other areas such as the hip and back can refer pain to this area. Medical conditions that are not musculoskeletal in nature can also produce similar symptoms, which is why it is essential that you receive a professional assessment of your condition! Some...

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Did You Know Sleep Is Therapy? – Part 1

  Article by Hans Giebeler Did You Know Sleep Is Therapy? Essential to good quality of life is adequate and undisturbed sleep. Sleep is well known to be restorative and forms an essential component of daily life. Not all of us sleep consistently well, in fact many of us experience disturbed sleep for a great variety of reasons. When sleep is regularly or consistently disturbed the consequences can be very significant and unfortunately compounding. What Is Sleep? Sleep is a naturally recurring state of mind...

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Is Surgery Needed For My ACL Injury?

Article by Zoe Russell Is Surgery Needed For My ACL Injury? The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the main stabilising ligaments of the knee. It contributes in conjunction with your muscles, other ligaments and receptors in the joint capsule and surrounding tissues to maintain the knee's stability. An ACL injury is often seen as a devastating injury, with treatment decisions often made in the timeframe early after injury, often favouring a surgical reconstruction. Did you know - there are...

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Why Does My Hip Go “Click”?

Article by Zoe Russell Why Does My Hip Go "Click"? The hip joint has a large range of motion to allow us to bend, run and twist! Sometimes it will go ‘click’.... But Why? Clicks can be a normal part of the motion of the joint, but it can also be a sign of something more! A painful click must always be checked out by your Physiotherapist!  Clicks can come from: Intra articular (or inside the joint): This may be due...

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How Do I Know If My Knee Pain/Injury Is Serious?

Article by Zoe Russell How Do I Know If My Knee Pain/Injury Is Serious? Knee Pain & Injury can be debilitating to our activity. All knee pain needs to be thoroughly assessed and a treatment plan put in place -  it is not normal to have knee pain! However, some injuries need more urgent review - the following tips can help you out! How To Know If Your Knee Pain Is Serious: Pain that is worsening or not improving Swelling in...

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Three Tips To Improve Your Running Efficiency!

Article by Jamie Van Beek Three Tips To Improve Your Running Efficiency! Running is an excellent way to keep fit while getting some fresh air. Altering your running technique in a few simple ways can vastly improve your efficiency, helping you to run for longer, as well as avoid any nasty overuse injuries.  Cadence Is Key!  The most common mistake runners make is over striding. This is when the foot reaches too far in front of the body during the swing phase, slamming...

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Exercise Recommendations During Pregnancy!

Article by Nadine Stewart Can I Exercise During Pregnancy? Exercise is widely considered to be very beneficial during pregnancy for both expectant mothers and their growing baby/s, however, there are a number of factors that need to be considered to make sure that exercise is safe for you based on your individual situation. These factors can include your:  unique experience of pregnancy,  general health,  exercise goals. Based on these factors you may need to obtain clearance from your health care professional...

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Saturday Physio & Massage Brisbane

Do You Need a Saturday Physio or Massage? We are here to help you with Saturday Physiotherapy and Massage sessions available at our PhysioWorks Brisbane clinics. Our Saturday appointments are popular so please call us or book online 24/7 to guarantee your Saturday appointment. Check out what we have available here: Book Now!Call Us or Book Online 24-hours TeleHealth Online Appointments Ashgrove Ph 3366 4221 Bulimba Ph 3899 1226 Clayfield Ph 3862 4544 Loganholme Ph 3801 3417 Mansfield Ph 3849 3099 Rochedale Ph 3841 0277 Salisbury Ph 3275...

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